Thursday, November 29, 2007

3G iPhone Due Out In 2008

So I was all psyched up to put the bite on Mrs. Axinar to buy me a new cell phone for Christmas.

Seems like day after day less and less stuff works with my Nokia 6682. First Yahoo Go! stopped working clear back in August, and then I find out the new Google Mobile Maps "My Location" feature doesn't work either.

I had pretty much narrowed it down to two choices - an unlocked Nokia N75 or an Apple iPhone.

Now of course there are advantages and disadvantages to both. The Nokia N75 is closest to the Nokia 6682. It has a little more "conventional" design - user replaceable batteries, swappable memory cards, and it runs most of my favorite apps, like Opera Mini. It also makes use of AT&T's high speed 3G network.

The Apple iPhone, on the other hand, has a browser that is so killer that it makes Opera Mini pretty much obsolete. It also has "Visual Voice Mail" where your voice mails come up in a list like emails so I would be able to prioritize the Old Man's message down to the bottom most of the time.

However, there are definitely some "issues" with the iPhone. It can't use the 3G network. It doesn't have a user replaceable battery, and, as many times as I have messed with demo models up at tha AT&T store, I don't think I would EVER get used to that flat keyboard.

However, an announcement came out today that may put any cell phone purchases off until I "accidentally" run over the Nokia 6682 four time with the car.

Yep - AT&T Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson announced that a version of the iPhone that works on AT&T's 3G network will be available in 2008.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs said back in September that the current iPhone doesn't support 3G because current 3G chip sets are wicked power hogs.

So, yes - it looks like the search for The Ultimate Mobile Blogging Appliance may very well be off until next year.

Although - say - while we're on the subject - have any of you actually been able to LOG IN to the main Blogger interface with an iPhone? Or any other cell phone for that matter?

Leave a comment here or drop me a note at axinar@gmail.com ...

Note: You can get the "AT&T version" of the Nokia N75 from ME pretty much for FREE if you sign up for a new contract through AT&T:



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3 Comments:

At December 3, 2007 at 3:46 PM, Anonymous pops ghostly said...

You may also want to look into an I-Clone. Just like an I-Phone but uses Microsoft instead of Apple, is cheaper, and much more compatible.
Just some food for thought, and oh yeah, love the beast that is

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At February 2, 2010 at 10:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice story as for me. I'd like to read a bit more concerning that theme. The only thing I would like to see here is a few pics of some gadgets.
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Cell phone jammer

 

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